Moon City Press Announces Finalists For 2017 Moon City Short Fiction Award

The editors of Moon City Press are pleased to announce the finalists in their 2017 Moon City Short Fiction Award, our annual competition for short story collections. We received many, many worthwhile manuscripts, but have whittled the field down to books by these eleven authors:

Rita Ciresi of Wesley Chapel, Florida
Dinah Cox of Stillwater, Oklahoma
Michael Don of Champaign, Illinois
Jessica Hollander of Kearney, Nebraska
Erica Plouffe Lazure of Exeter, New Hampshire
Kim Magowan of San Francisco, California
Amanda Marbais of Chicago, Illinois
Wendy Oleson of Walla Walla, Washington
Pablo Piñero Stillmann of Mexico City, Mexico
David Stevens of Midlothian, Virginia
Aaron Weiss of Silver Spring, Maryland

We will spend the next few weeks picking one of these fine authors’ entries as the winner. The first-prize collection will be published by Moon City Press in the spring of 2018 and the author will receive a $1000 honorarium. All the other finalists will be considered for publication as well.

Thanks to everyone who entered! We have an impossible task ahead of us, to choose just one book for our top prize. Stay tuned.

Former MCR Contributors Kendra Tanacea And Jeannine Hall Gailey To Read At King’s Books In Tacoma Tonight

King’s Books in Tacoma, WA, is hosting a poetry reading for two former Moon City Review contributors, Jeannine Hall Gailey and Kendra Tanacea, tonight at 7:00 p.m. Jeannine’s poetry appeared in both Moon City Review 2015 and Moon City Review 2016, and her most recent collection, Field Guide to the End of the World, won the 2015 Moon City Poetry Award. Kendra’s poetry appeared in Moon City Review 2017, and she recently published a new collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, through Lost Horse Press.

Visit the event’s Facebook page for more details.

Moon City Press To Host Student Invitational Reading

Moon City Press will be hosting the Spring 2017 Student Invitational tomorrow night. This will be the latest in a series of readings featuring students from Missouri State University, as selected by the Creative Writing faculty. This semester’s event features fiction writers Beth Fiset, Jupiter Kieschnick, and Shannon Wick; poets Anthony Isaac Bradley and Alex Webster; essayist Asia Key; and graphic narratist Chandler Wilhelmi.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5, in the Plaster Student Union Theater. The proceedings are sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the College of Arts & Letters. As always, our readings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Former MCR Contributor Mark Irwin Publishes New Poetry Collection

Mark Irwin, whose poem “What did you do today? How long will it last? Will you remember?” appeared in Moon City Review 2016, had his new poetry collection, A Passion According to Green, released today. Congratulations, Mark!

Mark’s collection is part of the Green Rose Series, published through New Issues Press. More information can be found here.

For a complete list of former and current Moon City Review contributors and their work, please visit the Authors page.